Sunday, March 13, 2016
Finding the Spark
I used to be really creative. I used to do all kinds of crafts. When my oldest was born, I made an amazing scrapbook of her first year of life (sorry, youngest....). I used to do creative lettering with fun markers and colored pencils. I used to .....
Lately, I feel like I have no creative spark. When we moved into our house, I found a fun-looking project on Pinterest that I thought would look great on the wall opposite our front door. I bought the canvases, the tape, the paint. And all of it is still sitting in the basement. I have coloring books and GOOD coloring pencils (still wrapped in plastic).
I keep making excuses as to why I don't give myself the time and the space to rekindle that creative spark. I'm too busy. My kids need more of my energy. I have to clean the house. I have books to read.
NOW, though, I have two reasons to get my artsy-craftsy mojo back in working order. I still have things to do here in the house and I have a classroom to get ready for. I need to practice my perfect handwriting (it's been a while since I've really tried to print nicely), I need to work on my basic figures for when I make charts. I need to think about furniture layout.
I'm starting to get excited about this. Maybe this afternoon, I'll get my colored pencils out and sharpen them up!